Anatoly Torkunov

Russian Federation

Rector of MGIMO University; Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Served at Soviet Embassy in the United States of America (1983–1986). He is a leading expert on Russian foreign policy, regional subsystems in Asia-Pacific Region and North-Eastern Asia, history of Korea, history of diplomacy. He is the author of more than 200 publications, including 9 individual monographs. Several of them were published in the USA, South Korea, Japan, Poland and other countries. 

Professor Torkunov also holds positions of the Chairman of the Russia-UN Association; President of the Russian International Studies Association; Member of the Academic Council at the Security Council of Russia; Member of the Board of the Russian Diplomatic Association; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Channel One; Co-president of the Russian History Society; Co-president of the Scientific Council of the Russian-Polish Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation; Co-chair of the Russian-Polish Group for Difficult Issues and the Commission on Difficult Matters of Russian-Japanese relations. 

Anatoly Torkunov has received top government awards from Russia as well as France, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


New World Order
The current international situation demonstrates that the views regarding world development trends, which seemed absolutely obvious 15-20 years ago, have become obsolete.

Anatoly Torkunov